Civil-Military Dialogue in Bafatá
The initiative aimed at strengthening cooperation and trust between civil society and the military, contributing to a culture of peace, stability and the rule of law, in which human rights are guaranteed and respected. It builds upon work undertaken since 2013 with the Armed Forces on human rights and rule of law, including the publication of the “Practical Guide on Armed Forces and Human Rights” and training of trainers in all four Command Zones to institutionalize human rights education and behavior in the Armed Forces of Guinea-Bissau.
During the dialogue, participants discussed civil-military relationship, the role of the defense and security forces in the rule of law and the role of the defense and security forces in the promotion and protection of human rights.
The event, attended by 100 people, including 25 women, from the military, police, political, religious and traditional leaders, women's organizations, and youth, was introduced by Mr. Dundu Sambu (Governor of Bafatá), and Mr. Braima Darame (Regional President of the Civil Society Movement for Peace, Democracy and Development in Bafatá).
The event was organized as per UNIOGBIS mandate to assist national authorities and stakeholders in the promotion and protection of human rights.